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in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back to amy robach. and, boy, you really need a flowchart to keep track of the sex scandal. let's get it all straight. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afgha
overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the fbi agent you just mentioned has been removed from the case, for sending revealing pictures of himself to that whistleblower. the scandal is growing. and it's resolving around the actions of paula broadwel
between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell according to sources familiar with the investigation. broadwell had extraordinary access to petraeus when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me, so i was able to get a lot of great access and i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago -- >> i'll even give him my personal e-mail address. >> reporter: -- several sources tell abc news it was an e-mail that unraveled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with an association with petraeus and the military received a strange and harassing e-mail. she notified the fbi which launched the investigation. also worried that his official account had been compromised. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a compromised official account were intimate, salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell described as a lot of human drama. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. >> reporter: f
. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broad we'll had access to petraeus. >> i they trusted me. i got to know his family and e his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago. several sources tell abc news that it was an e-mail that unravelled the affair. couple of months ago, a woman in the tampa area, with a association with david petraeus, received a strange and harassing e-mail which launched the investigation. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a account were salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. >> there had been rumors between him and broadwell for some time. but, frankly, i didn't believe them and neither did just about anybody else i knew. he just didn't seem the type. >> reporter: martha raddatz reports that some of his afghanistan staff worried about how it looked with broadwell spending so much time with him. an official tells abc news that it was just tuesday evening that the head of national intelligence was told. thursday at the white house, petraeus
turned to his biographer, paula broadwell. >> i think it was a good distraction from the war. >> reporter: petraeus had been the public face of two wars. one of the architects of the successful surge in iraq, which helped bring the war there to an end. from iraq to afghanistan. then, the call to head the cia. >> are you ready to come back? ready for the cia? >> i feel very fortunate to have been provided such an opportunity to continue to serve and contribute, if confirmed. >> reporter: as he took over cia, holly, his wife of 37 years, stood by his side, as she had done so many times before. the two had met at west point. she was from a long line of army royalty. her great, great grandfather fought in the civil war. her own father was a retired four-star general. the president phrased the direct director's dead dedication and patriotism. and his thoughts were with dave and holly petraeus. now, it's the petraeus family that faces the strain of a deeply personal failure. but the nation's top spy has the to be above reproach. he had to go. such a revelation was simply devastating. bianna? >>
investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his biographer, a woman named paula broadwell. so, we start this morning, with our senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, who is in washington. pierre, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the nation's keeper of secrets was keeping a scandalous one of his own. and just like that, an affair taints a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the country's most respected and disciplined public officials left office admitting an indiscretion. in a statement to cia employees, petraeus acknowledged an affair and what he called extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable, the statement said. both as a husband, and as a leader of an organization such as ours. on thursday, petraeus went to the white house to turn in his resignation. the same place he had so frequently been called on to serve. >> it is a great privilege to serve with our young men and women. >> reporter: the affair was discovered by the fbi after concerns about inappropr
of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots onboard crash into a house and burst into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brothers who scammed a father of two out of a winning ticket. the two brothers are under arst. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." the psy surprise, appearing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's caused general petraeus his job at the cia. american's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to show you, tampa socialite jill kelly on tuesday. it all started with her. there's so many questions about her clai
affair with paula broadwell. lots of questions of what the fbi did with the information. >>> and we have a major medical headline this morning. could there be a connection between having a fever or the flu during pregnancy and the chances of your child being born with autism? dr. besser is here to break down the new study for us. >>> also in the show, a megapluzic breakup, justin bieber and selena gomez have reportedly split. we have the new details over the weekend on what could have led to the couple's parting ways. >>> let's get to the latest shocking news that ended the career of cia's david petraeus. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, has covered the four-star general for years. good morning, martha. >> good morning, george. this morning, we know that the woman at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus a downfall who is a family friend who his lover apparently felt threatens by. the affair would never have come to light if not for this woman. her name is jill kelley, seen leaving her tampa bay home sunday evening. she and her husband are long-ti
at the center of this, paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. but after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary seemed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell a
about petraeus' affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, until the day after the election, even though agents knew about it a month earlier. fbi director robert mueller went to capitol hill wednesday, to defend the bureau's handling of the case. around the same time, the president was saying he has full confidence in the fbi but is waiting for a full explanation. >> i am withholding judgment. >> reporter: even as fbi agents continued to investigate the classified documents found in the computer of petraeus' mistress, the president said he knew of no security lapse. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i have seen. >> reporter: but the department of defense has revoked the security clearance held by paula broadwell. as for the agent, fred humphries, his home outside tampa was dark last night, other than this car racing out of the driveway shortly after abc news arrived. >> sir, abc news? >> reporter: adding another bit of spice to the soap opera in tampa, reports that humphries had sent a picture of himself shirt less to jill kelley. his lawyer said that was true, but i
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